Clinical Faculty Development

Our Faculty Development Program is essential to support our clinical faculty in their roles as teachers, mentors, and leaders.  Our program promotes professional advancement in educational and leadership skills, as well as personal development. We achieve this by providing group sessions during our site visits to clinical faculty at core rotation sites, and we have also implemented long-distance faculty development opportunities.

We are able to provide CME credits for both AMA and AOA for the participating faculty.

On-Site Faculty Development topics:

  • Structuring the medical learning experience in the clinical practice
  • What to expect from 3rd year medical students
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Working with the difficult learner
  • Writing letters of recommendation
  • The COMLEX PE exam and how to help our students be successful


Distance Learning Opportunities

The Clinical Education Department is pleased to introduce a new type of Faculty Development:  recorded enduring materials to meet the learning needs of our Clinical Faculty.  By watching these materials and completing the pre- and post-test, faculty will gain valuable information that will help them improve their teaching skills and support of medical learners. 

AMA PRA and AOA CME credits are available.

Follow this link for the Distance Learning topics:

We hope that this is an enjoyable experience and we would love to hear some feedback from you.  Other faculty development topics are introduced each academic year! If you have any questions or if you have a topic you would like covered for faculty development, please email Dr. Teresita Menini.


TUCOM Faculty Development Symposium 2019 - 2020

The Clinical Education Department sponsors annual faculty development symposiums for adjunct faculty and other physicians that want to improve their ability to train medical students.  Relevant topics are explored each year in didactics sessions, engaging activities, and hand-on workshops.  CME credits are also available for participation in the symposium.

Stay tuned! Updates regarding the 2019 -2020 academic year clinical faculty development symposium will be posted here!


Clinical Site Visits

Site visits occur annually at our core sites and other institutions the Clinical Education Department works closely with. These are conducted in order to improve the clerkship experience for rotating students, facilitate faculty development, and assist in growing GME programs in an effort to improve the quality of medical education.

To schedule a site visit, please contact David DiGiovanni.